Pauly D is going about his business with class, but nevertheless believes that his baby mama is shamelessly treating their child like a golden ticket.
In an impromptu interview in North Carolina, the Jersey Shore alum was asked how he felt about becoming a dad, and admitted he's excited and nervous.
"I want to give the baby the best life she ever had," Pauly said, flashing a huge smile and joking that DTF now stands for "diapers, tantrums and formula."
Ba-dum-ching! Is this thing on?!
Wonder how long he's been waiting to drop that one on a celebrity gossip photographer. In any case, he turned serious, saying flat out, "I want my baby."
It's clear he views the baby as a blessing, even though he originally wanted her to have an abortion, and cannot wait to meet her - hopefully next week.
It's also clear that while he acknowledged he's involved in a real custody battle, he wants what's best for the child and that means two involved parents.
He is actively pursuing that goal legally, filing for sole custody and looking to have the case shifted to Nevada, where he currently lives and DJs.
Amanda Markert claims she hasn't made a dime off Pauly D and is calling for a peace treaty of sorts. He would like that too, but he's also not buying it.
He kept it civil, but when asked if he felt Amanda was using the child, five-month-old Amabella, for her own fame and fortune, Pauly D didn't hesitate:
"Absolutely. 100 percent. It's unfortunate."
Translation: See you in court.